RSM Firearms, Belvidere, Illinois

Discussion in 'Company Review Forum' started by winds-of-change, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    So, I have a bit of time on my hands lately so I went to a couple of gun shops in a nearby town. One of the gun shops I went to was RSM Firearms owned by Robbyguns here on FTF. I thought I'd go in and meet him, look at some guns and just spend some time chit chatting. Rob has a nice gun shop and he was pleased to show me any gun I wanted to look at. He quoted me a price on the Henry Lever I've been wanting so bad. His wife was very friendly and we had a good time talking. I looked at a Ruger LCP, a very nice S&W .357 mag revolver that has a 'hidden hammer'. That thing was absolutely sweet. It had a hammer you could cock so it would shoot SA but it was flush with the body of the gun. I would like to have one of those someday. A very nice revolver, indeed. I looked at a Kimber 9mm that had a mighty fine trigger. What really caught my eye, though, was an AR-15 that had a 'butterfly trigger'. I wanted to take that thing off the counter and lay on the floor and pretend like I was shooting it..........but I didn't. :eek:

    All in all, it was a nice little gun shop owned by friendly people who don't mind sitting and chit chatting with you.
     
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  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Start saving. U know what u want now :D. What no gun pron?
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, yeah. Thanks for the reminder. I did take a picture of the AR-15 with the butterfly trigger. I wanted to shoot the thing soooo bad. It looked like it would be a lot of fun. Oh, yeah, it had a 100 round drum mag on it, too. SWEET!!

    I wanted the owner's Dad to get in the picture, too, but he didn't want to. I said, "Good point. No one would be looking at the gun they'd all be looking at the handsome man." He said, "No, they'd all be saying who's that sumbich in that picture with the awesome gun." We had a good laugh over that.
     

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  4. p8nt665

    p8nt665 New Member

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    I agree with the post.. I bought a mosin nagant from rms because on meeting them at a gunshow. You almost felt like 1 of the family and not to many business make you feel that way now adays.. a friend of also bough from them and he feels the same way.. if you get a chance atleast stop in I really don't think you will be disappointed
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Where are you located at, P8nt665?

    I'm glad this thread was brought up again. I have time on my hands. I may go to the gun shop and sit and talk a spell with them. :D
     
  6. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    Hmm, never knew they were there. I may have to check them out, thanks for the info Winds.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It's a small place but they are very friendly there and willing to sit and chat a while. He can order any gun you want. When I was there last there was a gorgeous AR-15 with a butterfly trigger and a 100 round drum mag. I sooo wanted to lay on the floor with it and play "shoot 'em up". :p
     
  8. p8nt665

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    im in mchenry il. so its a bit of a drive for me, but when i meet a bussiness i like, thats where i go. picked up my mosin yesterday and got a great deal on an AR. so i put some cash down on it.. lol im going to be poor real soon if i keep going there cuz that where my paychecks are going to start going...
     
  9. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    I am going to head out there this saturday I think and check them out.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Should I meet you there? We can play "army" with that awesome AR-15 he has on the counter. Unless he's sold it. :D
     
  11. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    If you'd like you're more than welcome, I'll have my wife and son with me most likely but I think we're heading there around noon. Alwasy up for putting a face to the screen name.
     
  12. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    Well my family and I went up there on Saturday, and while a little further away than I'd like, I plan to make my next purchase through them. We were there for about an hour and I can honestly say they were the nicest gun shop I have ever been in (even after my son spilled some of his juice on their floor.) I urge anyone in the area to head over there and check them out.
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Sorry I didn't meet you there. They have kids, too, so the spilled juice is probably routine for them. They are very nice people and it's a nice shop. Was Robby's Dad there? He's a hoot. And do they still have that AR with the butterfly trigger and drum mag?
     
  14. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    No problem at all. Yeah his dad greeted my wife an I at the door with a smile and a handshake. They were pretty busy and even though I told them I wasn't buying today they still took the time to talk with us. I didn't see your AR unfortunately, they only had a couple AR's on their racks.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    He probably has it set aside for me.

    When I went there I told him I was just in the neighborhood and stopped by. His wife and I had a great time talking and he showed me several guns. They were very friendly. I told him I would like to someday buy a Henry Lever Youth and he printed me up a specs sheet and wrote on there what he would charge for it. It was pretty competitive with GAT Guns price.

    Did you tell him you were a member here on FTF?
     
  16. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    I have a very strong urge to pick up a Springfield XDM 3.8 in .45 and he did the same, however he beat every price that I have seen. I even contacted one of my local guys that sells out of his house and RSM beat his price as well. I told him that I was referred by a woman on a gun forum however when I go back (because I know within a couple weeks I will have to purchase the XDM) I would be glad to tell him that you referred me, maybe he can give you a little more of a discount.
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hahaha........I asked him for a Mod discount then just an FTF discount. He said he couldn't. I tried. Yes, tell him you belong to FTF and tell him I posted a review about his place here. I'm sure he'll remember me. He said he was to busy with his shop and family to come on the forum very often.
     
  18. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    Definetly will do, if my holiday bonus check from work wasn't neutered like I think it's going to be I'll be heading out there sometime this week, if I do get short changed then it'll be a couple more weeks, probably just after Christmas.
     
  19. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    Well I picked up my XDM today, mentioned FTF again, and so far so good. Very nice people to work with, would definetly recommend them to anyone in the area.
     
  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Awesome!! Post pictures. They are nice people.